National Meeting Months
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled. In 1966, the General Assembly adopted the detailed covenants which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, the bill took on the force of international law.
1st - World Aids Day - is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
1st - Chanukah* (Jewish) - an eight-day holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of the nine-branched Menorah.
7th - Al-Hijra (Muslim) – First day of the Islamic New Year celebrated on the first day of Muharram. It is the day when Mohammed began his migration from Mecca to Medina in Islamic Year 1.
10th - Human Rights Day (United Nations) – marks the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
21st - Winter Solstice (International) - For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, this is known as the shortest day and the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is farthest from the earth.
25th - Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International) – an annual holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
26th - Jan 1st - Kwanzaa (African-American) –a African American festival, celebrated by millions of people around the world, is a week-long celebration honoring African heritage and culture.
*Begins at Sunset
UAB Special Events
December - Human Rights Month Resources: Mervyn H. Sterne Library, blog post(s), reading list, www.mhsl.uab.edu
What Will You Do Next?
Visit the following websites for a listing of local events:
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
Hill University Center
UAB International Scholar and Student Services Calendars and Activities
Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Public Library
Birmingham Arts and Events
Eventful (Birmingham Metro Area Events)
Upcoming Events and Things to Do
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